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Updated: Stream the entire Marylou Williams Cyber Symposium video here!

The Pitt Jazz Composers Concert is open to Pitt students, faculty, staff, and alumni and will take place on March 18, 2018, at 2 p.m. in Bellefield Hall. Scores are due on February 1, 2018. Visit music.pitt.edu/pjc for complete submission guidelines.

Dear members of the University of Pittsburgh community,
 
Our beloved Geri A. Allen, Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies, passed away June 27, 2017 after a year-long battle with cancer.  She was surrounded by family and life-long friends.
 

WQED's Jim Cunningham interviewed Jazz Studies faculty Michael Heller and Aaron Johnson about the 47th Annual Jazz Seminar, working with Geri Allen, and many other topics. You can hear the full interview at wqed.org.

The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from candidates of exceptional ability for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2018, pending budgetary approval. An appointment will be made at the level of assistant professor in the tenure stream.

Position: Ethnomusicologist

Faculty members Mathew Rosenblum and Michael Heller will each participate in interdisciplinary presentations by the Department of English during the month of September.

We are saddened to share the news that Claudia Tullia Pinza Bozzolla, Pitt’s long-time teacher of voice, has passed away.  She began teaching classical voice for the Music Department in 1979, following a distinguished career as a leading soprano in Europe and America.

Dear members of the University of Pittsburgh community,
 
Our beloved Geri A. Allen, Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies, passed away yesterday after a year-long battle with cancer.  She was surrounded by family and life-long friends.
 

Assistant professor Michael Heller recently had a wonderful opportunity to visit with Ernie Garner, the twin brother of the late Erroll Garner. Heller and Garner met in the William Pitt Union to see the Jazz Hall of Fame which currently features an exhibit on Erroll Garner that Professor Heller curated. We are so grateful Mr.

Associate professor Amy Williams has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for 2017–18 at University College Cork, Ireland. During her Fulbright year she will split her duties between teaching and composing. Williams intends to compose several pieces including a Koussevitsky commission for soprano Tony Arnold and Jack Quartet.

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